Introducing the 18/19 Season
Now in my second season as Music Director, it feels like a dream to already be able to present such a broad range of my favourite pieces, alongside a phenomenal lineup of international guest artists.
Throughout the season, we welcome world class conductors such as David Danzmayr, Bernhard Gueller and Giordano Bellincampi, as well as our Music Director Emerita Tania Miller. It’s also an honour to introduce our new Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin, who will continue to build and cultivate our outstanding pops series with Broadway, Star Wars, Queen and the Wizard of Oz! Soloist highlights include old and new friends, such as Stewart Goodyear playing his own concerto Callaloo, Prize Winner in the 2016 Cleveland Piano Competition Leonardo Colafelice, esteemed British violinist Tasmin Little, Canadian rising star cellist Daniel Hass, and the Russian pianist wonder Lukas Geniušas.
I’m particularly looking forward to adding some new ingredients to two of our main series; in the Masterworks Series, we will transform one concert into a “Naked Classics”, where animateur Paul Rissmann will guide us through an exploration of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Rissmann’s presentations have enjoyed enormous success with orchestras around the world, including the London Symphony, New York Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic. In the Classics Series, I’m excited to continue to share with you the masterpieces of the classical era, but now also gently illuminated by related works from other periods, which will bring a new dynamic to this series.
Last, but not least, I’m proud to present more soloists from our own ranks, than any season before, and we also continue to grow our pioneer position on the contemporary scene, particularly through our Explorations Series, which is steadily developing into one of the most ambitious new music series within a Canadian symphony orchestra.
– Christian Kluxen, Music Director
2018/19 Season Brochure
Click here for a Season At a Glance brochure with the highlights of the upcoming season!